ATHENS — Gazi and Rouf

This area was once semi-industrial and contained gasworks which have now been turned into a cultural centre. The area now contains lots of cafes, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Gazi is the centre of Athen’s gay and lesbian scene.

The sights found here are:
Athinais
Technopolis of Athens
Benaki Museum Pireos Annexe

Athinais
This cultural centre is housed in a former 20th century silk factory. It hosts temporary art exhibits as well as other exhibitions. In the complex you will also find two cinemas, two restaurants and a theatre/performance club.
For information about the centre visit the website at: http://www.athinais.com.gr/polixoros/en/entrance.html

Technopolis of Athens

Technopolis of Athens
The Technopolis was once the city of Athens’ gasworks from 1862 to 1984 and is known as Gazi. It is now an industrial museum and one of the most interesting of its kind in Europe. As well as being an industrial museum with its impressively restored furnaces and industrial buildings it also hosts multimedia exhibitions, concerts, festivals and special events. There is a small museum dedicated to the opera singer, Maria Callas here as well.
For information about the Technopolis visit the website at: http://www.technopolis.gr/mainpage

Benaki Museum Pireos Annexe
This museum which is part of the Benaki Museum is huge and is found in a former industrial building. The museum hosts contemporary visual arts, cultural and historical exhibitions and major international shows. In the courtyard you can often listen to musical performances.
For information about the museum visit the website at: http://www.benaki.gr/index.asp?lang=en&id=202020001&sid=744